Commerce (International) with Irish (BComm International)Back
Combining business subjects with the study of the Irish language, literature and culture, this degree equips you with the skills and knowledge to work in a fast-changing global business environment.
The BComm (International) with Irish provides you with an opportunity to not only learn about the dynamics of the relationship between business and language/culture, but also to learn practical skills for the work environment which enhance your academic development.
Year 3 of the course is spent either on work placement in a company in Ireland or studying in Scotland.
Year 1 Modules:
- AC1102 Financial Accounting (5 credits);
- EC1202 Business Economics I (5 credits);
- GV1102 Introduction to Government and Politics (5 credits);
- IS1105 Business Information Systems (5 credits);
- LW1108 Introduction to the Legal System (5 credits);
- LW1109 Introduction to Business Law (5 credits);
- MA1100 Introductory Mathematics for Business I (5 credits);
- MG1003 Introduction to Marketing (5 credits);
- MG1004 Introduction to Management and Organisation (5 credits);
- GA1003 Bunstaidéar ar Theanga agus ar Chultúr na Gaeilge (15 credits)
Year 2 Modules:
Introduction to Management Accounting; Business Economics; Principles of Food Marketing; European Government and Politics; Management Information Systems; International Management and Organisation; Introduction to Business Statistics; Úsáid agus Cruinneas na Gaeilge
Filíocht na hOchtú hAoise Déag; Prós na Seachtú hAoise Déag; Léann agus Lámhscríbhinní na Gaeilge; Logainmníocht na Gaeilge; Dialann na Gaeilge; Cineálacha Scéalaíochta: An Litriocht Bhéil agus an Gearrscéal Liteartha; Fograíocht na Gaeilge; An Ghaeltacht
Year 3 Modules:
Students who go on placement will complete a work placement journal and written assignments in Irish and English and will give an oral presentation. Students who spend the year studying in Scotland will complete modules in their chosen university.
Year 4 Modules:
Úsáid agus Cruinneas na Gaeilge
Litriocht na Gaeltachta i gCúige Mumhan: Filíocht na Seachtú hAoise Déag; Nua-fhilíocht na Gaeilge; Scéalaíocht na Nua-Ghaeilge; An tÚrscéal sa Ghaeilge; Filíocht na Nua-Ghaeilge Luaithe; Léamh agus Litriú na Gaeilge; Litreacha na Gaeilge; Tionscnamh Taighde
plus modules to be taken from one of the following groups: Accounting, Finance and Information Systems; Food Business and Development; Business Economics; Management and Marketing; Government; Mathematics and Statistics; Law
Why Choose This Course
This course combines the study of Irish language, literature and culture with the study of business at UCC.
Students who are considering pursuing a career in teaching should note that this course involves study of a number of teaching subjects.
It also offers the opportunity to study abroad for a year and benefit from courses on offer in another third-level institution. Alternatively you may go on work placement for 24 weeks to gain experience in an Irish company.
Skills and Careers Information
You will develop your spoken and written Irish, both here at UCC and while on work placement in Year 3. Those who study in Scotland in Year 3 have the opportunity to study Gaelic at beginners’ level.
You will develop your written and spoken communication skills in English in the various business subjects you study. You will develop skills in analysis, essay-writing, presentations and IT. You will also learn about the importance of language and culture in the context of business.
Graduates have entered business, the accountancy profession and the teaching profession, and many have undertaken postgraduate study.
Year 3 of the course is spent on work placement in a company in Ireland or studying in Scotland at the University of Edinburgh or the University of Aberdeen, under the Erasmus scheme.
On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:
- Communicate and work effectively to a professional standard;
- Demonstrate analytical and problem solving skills associated with effective practice;
- Engage in the application of frameworks and techniques in organizational settings;
- Communicate effectively in Irish;
- Develop an in-depth appreciation of the culture and the environment for business in Ireland.
Practicalities & Assessment
Students will be required to attend lectures, tutorials and laboratory classes as prescribed for the language and business modules takes.
You will be required to attend one weekend course in a Gaeltacht area in Year 2. All of Year 3 is spent either on work placement in a company in Ireland or studying in a university in Scotland.
Students who complete their work placement in certain companies where the Irish language requirement is not catered for may be required to spend an additional period on an approved course in a Gaeltacht area.
Full module information is detailed in the section below.
Written exams will take place before Christmas and in May. Not all modules will have formal examinations. Many modules use other types of assessment
Irish language modules are assessed by means of end-of-semester written examinations, oral examinations and continuous assessment of coursework. Irish subjects are taught and examined through the medium of Irish.
Business modules are assessed by means of end-of-semester written examinations and continuous assessment of coursework. Business subjects are studied and examined through the medium of English.
The Year 3 work placement is assessed by means of attendance record, oral presentation and written assignments.
- Economic Reasoning for Business
Bunstaidéar ar Theanga agus ar Chultúr na Gaeilge
Bunstaidéar ar Theanga agus ar Chultúr na Gaeilge (GA1003)
Na mic léinn a thabhairt chun cruinnis i scríobh agus i labhairt na Gaeilge. Tosach staidéir ar litríocht na Gaeilge, go háirithe ar thraidisiún na sean-scríbhinne (clóite agus lámhscríofa), ar ghnéithe den bhfilíocht dhúchasach, agus ar an nualitríocht.More Information
Introduction to Government and Politics
Introduction to Government and Politics (GV1102)
To provide students with an introduction to government and politicsMore Information
Business Information Systems
Business Information Systems (IS1105)
To introduce students to computer based information systems (IS) and to illustrate the roles of IS in business.More Information
- Introduction to the Legal System
- Introduction to Business Law
- Introduction to Marketing
Introduction to Management and Organisation
Introduction to Management and Organisation (MG1004)
To introduce students to the history and development of management thought and to explore the challenges of managing individuals and groups within organisationsMore Information
Introductory Mathematics for Business I
Introductory Mathematics for Business I (MA1100)
To provide an introduction to fundamental quantitative techniques for business.More Information
Introduction to Management Accounting
Introduction to Management Accounting (AC2200)
To provide participants with an introduction to Management Accounting.More Information
- Macroeconomic Context and Business
Principles of Food Marketing
Principles of Food Marketing (FE2401)
To provide a grounding in Food Marketing principles, which underlie decision-making at each stage of the Food Sector.More Information
Úsáid agus Cruinneas na Gaeilge I
Úsáid agus Cruinneas na Gaeilge I (GA2001)
Cur le saibhreas agus le cruinneas na mac léinn i scríobh agus i labhairt na Gaeilge; na príomhthréithe stíle a bhaineann le téacsanna traidisiúnta na Gaeilge a scrúdú.More Information
European Government and Politics
European Government and Politics (GV2218)
Introduce students to the comparative study of European politics.More Information
Management Information Systems
Management Information Systems (IS2201)
To give students an awareness of the role of information systems in supporting the operations and improving the flow of information in modern organisations.More Information
International Management and Organisation
International Management and Organisation (MG2005)
To examine the nature and process of management and organisations in the context of globalisation and internationalism.More Information
Placement I (GA3040)
To enable students to gain work experience in companies who conduct business wholly or partly through Irish.More Information
Oral Presentation (GA3041)
To enable students to present a personal appraisal of their work experience.More Information
Work Placement Project
Work Placement Project (GA3042)
To focus the student on a particular aspect of the work experience relevant to one of his /her commerce subjects.More Information
Tionscnamh Gaeilge (GA3043)
Aire an mhic léinn a dhíriú ar na tréithe ar leith a bhaineann le comhlacht atá ag feidhmiú i gceantar Gaeltachta nó a dheineann gnó tré Ghaeilge.More Information
Accounting in Business
Accounting in Business (AC4406)
To apply the theory of management accounting principles and practices to the analysis of actual decisions in firms.More Information
Financial Reporting 1
Financial Reporting 1 (AC4407)
To provide coverage of Corporate Financial Reporting.More Information
Financial Reporting 2
Financial Reporting 2 (AC4408)
Further coverage of Corporate Financial Reporting.More Information
- Business Microeconomics 1
- The Macroeconomic Environment in the Short term
- The Macroeconomic Environment in the Long term
International Financial Economics
International Financial Economics (EC4217)
To provide students with a thorough foundation in the principles of financial economics and to develop a critical approach to the discipline.More Information
Global Food Policy
Global Food Policy (FE4002)
To analyse both the development and the impact of food policy in Europe, the USA and other selected countries.More Information
Consumer Behaviour in Food Markets
Consumer Behaviour in Food Markets (FE4205)
This module provides an in-depth understanding of consumer behaviour in the food marketing process. Students will develop an appreciation of the determinants of food choice at the macro and micro levels.More Information
International Food Retail Marketing
International Food Retail Marketing (FE4206)
To elucidate current marketing practices within the global food-retailing sector and to assess the strategic implications for food manufacturers.More Information
Global Food Supply Chain Management
Global Food Supply Chain Management (FE4207)
The purpose of this module is to provide a holistic understanding of the dynamics of global food supply chains and introduce analytical frameworks and tools to continually improve strategic planning and operational performance.More Information
Úsáid agus Cruinneas na Gaeilge
Úsáid agus Cruinneas na Gaeilge (GA3001)
Cur le cumas agus le cruinneas na mac léinn i scríobh agus i labhairt na Gaeilge (arb ionann caighdeán dó agus grád C1 de réir 'Fráma Tagartha Comónta Eorpach do Theangacha'), agus téacsanna Gaeilge de chuid na haimsire seo a scrúdú.More Information
Global Governance (GV4401)
To develop an understanding of contemporary global governance and its challengesMore Information
- Electronic Business Foundations
- Electronic Business
- People and Organisation
Enterprise Planning and Processes
Enterprise Planning and Processes (MG2007)
To provide students with insights into the processes by which enterprises operate, deliver products and services to the market and adapt to external forces in order to remain sustainable and grow.More Information
Strategic Marketing (MG4035)
This module draws together the areas of strategic marketing analysis, marketing strategy formulation and implementation. Core topics include: Strategic marketing process, situation assessment (the external environment and the company), marketing strategyMore Information
Strategic Management (MG4036)
To develop expertise in applying the methods, principles and processes of strategic analysis and strategy implementation to current business issues experienced by firms competing in today's turbulent environmentMore Information
- Methods of Business Statistics
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Leaving Certificate entry requirements:
At Least six subjects must be presented. Minimum grade H3 in Iirsh, minimum grade H5 in one subject and minimum grade O6/H7 in four other subjects. Applicants will need to meet the following minimum entry requirements:
Applicants should apply directly through the CAO, include a statement of interest and may be called for interview. Leaving Certificate Maths is recommended. A H3 in Leaving Certificate Irish is required (HB3 if presenting a pre-2017 Leaving Certificate). Approximately one place is available on this programme for mature applicants.
International Students should visit the International Education website.
Non-EU candidates are expected to have educational qualifications of a standard equivalent to Irish university primary degree level. In addition, where such candidates are non-native speakers of the English language they must satisfy the university of their competency in the English language. To verify if you meet the minimum academic requirements for this programme please visit our qualification comparison pages.
For more detailed entry requirement information please refer to the International website .
EU applicants: Application to Year 1 of the degree programme is made directly through the Central Applications Office (CAO). Applicants should apply online at www.cao.ie. The normal closing date for receipt of completed applications is 1st February of the year of entry.
Mature Applicants: Application is made through the CAO and the closing date for the receipt of completed applications is 1st February of the year of proposed entry.
For full details of the non-EU application procedure please visit our how to apply pages for international students. In UCC, we use the term programme and course interchangeably to describe what a person has registered to study in UCC and its constituent colleges, schools, and departments.
Not all courses are open to international/non-EU applicants, please check the fact file above.
For more information please contact the International Office.
Information for Parents
This section contains information for parents ranging from:
- the CAO process, including important dates and deadlines
- support services and facilities that UCC provides for its students
- dates of forthcoming events for prospective parents and students
Information for parents can be found on the UCC website here (including the Parent Information Guide): Parent Information (UCC)
Additional information is also available on Student Financial Information.
I also offer an advisory service for prospective students (second level and mature) on their course choices throughout the year.
Alternatively, you can contact our BComm Student Recruitment and Liaison Officer.
Student Recruitment & Liaison Officer
College of Business & Law
Room 3.03A O'Rahilly Building
University College Cork
Tel: +353 21 420 5102
New Leaving Cert Scale
Revised Common Points Scale for Entry into Higher Education
The revised scale, which has been developed collaboratively by the universities and institutes of technology, builds on the package of reforms announced by the Minister in April, and will apply to students who sit the Leaving Certificate from 2017.
The main features of the new scale are that:
- it maintains the current alignment between the points awarded for achievement at Higher Level and the points awarded for achievement at Ordinary Level;
- the difference in the points awarded for each grade varies, reducing the probability that students will achieve the same overall points score. This will help to minimise the allocation of places in higher education by random selection;
- it will encourage the take-up of Higher Level subjects through the introduction of points for the new H7 grade.
- it continues to award Bonus Points for Higher Level Maths
Work Placement Information
Work Placement Details:
Benefits of work placement include:
- Practical experience in industry
- Improved job opportunities
- Experience in teamwork and development of interpersonal skills
- Awareness of current developments in the sector
For furthur Information , visit UCC Work Placement Website